mcall.com — Lehigh County Executive Bill Hansell resigned suddenly Friday afternoon, citing serious health concerns, after having served less than one year in office. Hansell announced Friday that he was diagnosed recently with Non- Hodgkins lymphoma, and would resign effectively immediately to focus on his health.
blogs.mcall.com — Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan, the well-heeled mayor who guided Bethlehem over the last decade, is expected Friday to throw his support behind Councilman J. William Reynolds to be his successor, snubbing veteran City Councilman Robert Donchez.
mcall.com — The candidates for Bethlehem mayor danced close to each other on the issues, but swayed far apart on style. In their debate Thursday, Robert Donchez and J. William Reynolds parried barbs and accusations, then often agreed with each other on matters of policy and the future of the city.
mcall.com — Lehigh County authorities will announce at a news conference Wednesday they are seeking a 20-year-old man for a killing on a west Bethlehem street. On Tuesday, police filed for an arrest warrant for Ulysses Rodriguez, charged with one count of criminal homicide in the Jan. 26 shooting death of Tyree Wimberly.
mcall.com — Sometimes, when it's quiet at night, Judith Koch can hear them in the walls and underneath her floorboards. She's tried traps, bait and a baseball bat to get rid of them. But they keep coming back. Even her dogs don't scare them away from her neatly kept half-double home a few blocks outside Bethlehem's historic district.
blogs.mcall.com — Calling it the "modern civil rights struggle facing our nation," Bethlehem mayoral hopeful J. William Reynolds promised Thursday to use his office to advocate for equality for people of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and trangender communities. He said he would work to provide domestic partner benefits like Allentown and Easton do and call for diversity training among employees.
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